The stand

Science Fiction, Novel by Stephen King

Blurb

A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-­flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world's population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge-Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-­year-­old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man,­" who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them-and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

First Published

1978

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bardsays

Bardsays

Awesome book about near extinction and the forces of good and evil.

0 Responses posted in July
Bentropy1985

Bentropy1985

This rating is for the "Complete and Uncut" (can we just start revering to these editions as the "Uncircumcised editions"?). I thought the book was a little too long, and showcased King's number one flaw: lingering on useless points for too long that end up not going anywhere. I actually managed to find a copy of the first original edition (only 800 pages!) at Powell's last year, so I'm going to read that one at the same time as the Uncircumcised edition and see how much is different.

0 Responses posted in May
eaudsley

Eaudsley

An all-time favourite.

0 Responses posted in May
easnow

Easnow

One of my all time favs.

0 Responses posted in May
mgurecki

Mgurecki

I was very engaged for the first 2/3 of the story, but like most King books I've read, the main issue with this one is that it ends up dragging on far past the point where it should have ended and the ending was really weak anyway.

0 Responses posted in February
Brisola

Brisola

Epic!!!

0 Responses posted in February
mandwas

Mandwas

Best book I have ever read - love it

0 Responses posted in January
jfpenn

Jfpenn

my favorite book

0 Responses posted in January
mweaver

Mweaver

Amazing. Epic. A must read.

0 Responses posted in December
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